My Top 10 Paleo Snacks For Air Travel

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I fly a lot, and I know from experience that being hungry at the airport or on a flight is definitely a recipe for disaster!

Options are often limited at airports to fast food chains and premade sandwiches along with candy and potato chips. And it’s even worse on the flight itself – there’s often no food at all or else a really awful selection (my latest flight from New York to Vancouver offered a cracked pepper turkey sandwich, a chicken slider combo, and a fruit and cheese plate for sale).

So, I like to pack some Paleo snacks with me when I travel. Here are my top 10 Paleo snacks for air travel:

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Top 10 Paleo Snacks For Air Travel

1. Boiled Eggs
These are just so easy and so filling (and cheap!). Take them unpeeled in a sandwich bag.

paleo snacks for air travel - boiled eggs

2. Dark Chocolate
There’s always the fear that you might crave some sugar what with the stress of traveling (especially for long haul flights). So, I like to carry some dark chocolate (100% chocolate is ideal, like the Tcho brand ones, but sometimes I take a bit of 80% or the Enjoy Life chocolate chips for a treat).

paleo snacks for air travel - dark chocolate

3. Bananas
This is another really easy no-mess paleo snack for air travel. I don’t generally eat many bananas at home because they’re easy to overeat due to their high sugar content, but they’re just too convenient for air travel.

paleo snacks for air travel - bananas

4. Apples
I find apples, pears, and other fruits a bit messy, but they can be a nice refreshing option on a long flight.

paleo snacks for air travel - apples and pears

5. Fruit and nut mix
I personally like the sprouted trail mixes if you can find them (many of the California Whole Foods carry these). Make sure you purchase a mix that doesn’t contain added sugar, canola oil, sunflower oil, or any other non-Paleo oils.

paleo snacks for air travel - trail mix

6. Epic Bars or Other Paleo Bars (e.g., Lara Bars)
These are great paleo snacks (and their packaging makes them fantastic options for traveling). However, they can be a bit hard to find and a bit expensive.

paleo snacks for air travel - epic bars

7. Jerky
This is always a great option for flights. I like Sophia’s jerky chews, but any jerky without MSG or added sugar is fantastic (however, they can be hard to find in stores).

paleo snacks for air travel - jerky

8. Coconut oil (and ghee) in a condiment cup
You can add this to any tea or coffee you get at the airport or on the plane. It’ll act as a creamer and fill you up.

paleo snacks for air travel - coconut oil and ghee

9. Coconut Butter
Coconut butter (read this article for what coconut butter is) is great to eat straight or spread on some dark chocolate. Note that I’ve had trouble taking a jar of this through security in US airports (they always think it’s liquid when it’s clearly not). I suggest packing it into several small condiment cups to avoid any TSA problems.

paleo snacks for air travel - coconut butter

10. Almond Butter
Just like coconut butter, this is great for eating by itself or with dark chocolate. Artisana even makes small travel packs of almond butter, coconut butter, and some other nut butters.

paleo snacks for air travel - almond butter

Other Paleo Snacks for Air Travel

Of course, you can also cook snacks to take with you like egg muffins, Paleo cookies, cupcakes, and entire meals stored in containers. I find cooking these a bit of a hassle as well as time consuming when you’re stressed and trying to pack in a hurry, but here are some great recipes if you do have time:

Honey Masala Chai Roasted Nuts

Banana Nut Muffins

Chocolate Orange Naked Bars

Fig Newton Knockoffs

My Favorite Bacon Carrot Egg Muffins

Paleo Pancakes (can be used to spread nut butters or coconut butter on – suggested by Jen)

10 paleo snacks for air travel

Do you have a favorite Paleo snack to take on flights?

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite Paleo snacks for air travel are!

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Comments

  1. Ava Miedzinski says

    I had not thought about taking boiled eggs. I don’t usually eat them except in my muffins. I could never think of anything else that would hold them together. I don’t use any oils or honey. But I may just take one agg. I leave tomorrow for summer in Israel. I’ll arrive on Wednesday. So, it will be a long flight.
    I made 6 of my coconut and nut flour muffins with dried currants. It is my version of pemmican. I usually eat only one a day, but for a flight, I have no idea if I will be hungry enough to eat more than one. I may need them when I arrive, anyway if I am too jetlagged to go the store and come home to bake and cook. I am also taking some raw mixed nuts (I get the big containers of them at Costco) that I sometimes like to snack on, and I’ve packed a jar of those to eat over the next few months as I was unable to find that kind of variety when I was in Israel last year.
    I have tried taking bananas but I find them terribly messy. I can’t eat other fruits raw or any citrus so I am limited to dried fruit. My favorite are currants so I put those in everything.
    I could take a small container of yogurt or kefir. I was thinking about that earlier, and I do have some kefir left from my last batch. I just do not think I’ll eat it. Usually, I use it as a dressing for my salads.
    I wish I could eat chocolate or drink coffee or milk, but I cannot. I would take a bottle of my soup broth but I am going to drink it all up today. Other than water, it is about the only drink I have unless I make tea. In fact, I will buy some blueberry tea bags to take. I love that tea and don’t have any at home right now.
    Thank you for the tips. I will boil an egg and get those tea bags.

  2. julie rodgers says

    wouldnt like to sit next to you when you take that hard boiled egg out,dont forget to consider other passengers

  3. Susan says

    I had stumbled across this post while looking for some ideas for food for my upcoming trip. I was wandering thru Whole Foods, picking up some pantry staples and saw the Epics bars. Just letting the world know that they are there and they are tasty :) Looking forward to my flights!

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